Eggs and bread; eggs and toast have been a part of a healthy breakfast for generations. It makes sense to combine the two and make one delicious morning meal. This article is going to focus on the how to make eggy bread or French toast.
Of course, there are as many ways to make this delicious snack as there are people in the world. Our variation may not be exactly like yours, but it is still great tasting French toast.
- Frying pan
Of course, the amount of ingredients depends on how many pieces of French toast you are going to make. These ingredients reflect a small serving.
- Four eggs
- Margarine, butter or Oil (olive for healthier cooking)
- 4-6 slices of bread (white or whatever)
- Maple syrup (you can substitute white sugar as well)
How to Make French toast
1. Crack and place yolk and egg whites in a mixing bowl
2. Take your whisk and beat the eggs
3. Turn on the burner and add oil, margarine or butter to the frying pan. Let it heat up
4. Dip the slices of bread into the beaten eggs
5. Put the slices in the frying pan and let them cook for a minute or two. Then flip until ready.
6. Repeat as often as the bread and eggs hold out
7. Serve and use maple syrup as a health benefit
Variations of French Toast
This recipe called for maple syrup to be used as a topping. That is fine, but you are not limited to using maple syrup only. You can use jam, fruit, whipped cream and even white sugar (mentioned earlier). The last variation may not be healthy, but it certainly tastes good.
Also, if you like a little spice with your morning meal. You can add cinnamon to the eggs and mix that spice in. Each slice of French toast will be packed with all the health benefits real cinnamon brings to your body.
You are free to add your ideas to the eggs and try your topping preference. Some people add milk to the eggs for calcium and to make more pieces of eggy bread.
Health Benefits of French Toast
Fat: people are worried about fat these days. One slice of French toast contains roughly 7 grams of fat. But that depends upon if you use butter, regular cooking oil, olive oil and so on. Using low-fat ingredients will lower this total and make eggy bread healthier for you and your kids.
Protein and Carbohydrates
You already know that bread is high in carbohydrates and protein so French toast will also be. Depending upon the topping you use, will depend on the total amount of carbs and proteins you will eat. Carbs and protein are not the enemies of good health.
Everyone needs to watch their cholesterol level. One slice of French toast has about 50 milligrams of cholesterol. But this amount will change depending on your toppings, selection of bread and so on. Again, using non-fat or low-fat ingredients will reduce this number.
Everyone is also watching their sodium intake (or they should be). One slice of eggy bread has about 1/10th the amount of your daily sodium consumption. But don’t fret if you have too much. Your body needs some sodium. Just be careful and not overdo it with the sodium.
Usually, the majority of vitamins you receive from eating French toast are the B vitamins. But depending on your ingredients, you can add to that group and enjoy a very healthy meal. Cinnamon, fruit and other healthy toppings are loaded with their vitamins and minerals which will contribute to your healthy lifestyle.
Some Final Words
As you can see, making eggy bread (or French toast, as we prefer to call it) is not restricted to rocket scientists. It is a simple and easy alternative to most breakfast staples.
Eating French toast can be a lot of fun. It can also be very healthy for you. It is a great way to get the children motivated to face their day at school.